Thursday, January 27, 2011

All Boy

Porter is all boy.  Lately he has started to growl at random times.  I can't help but laugh when he does it.  He also loves to play with cars.  The combo was too cute not to video tape and share.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Playing Outside

It's hard to remember that it is still winter and many other places are covered in snow because we've been enjoying 50+ degree weather the past couple of week.  It's fun to let the boys go out and play and not worry about freezing!   I will admit that snow is much nicer to look at than dead brown grass, but you can't have everything I guess. 

Friday, January 21, 2011

Good reading materials

Porter found one of Stephen's Nintendo Power Magazines today and decided to flip through it. 

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Ten Months old

Porter is 10 months old today.  Boy, it would have been cool if he was 11 months so he could be 11 months old on 1/11/11, but he is already growing up fast enough without skipping a month!  Porter is into EVERYTHING!  I can not turn my back on him for a second without him getting into something.  He loves to pull himself up on everything and get into all kinds of stuff.  He push buttons on the tv, pulls books of the shelf, tries to play outlets, goes into the kitchen to scavenge for food, he knows how to climb the stairs, stand up in his crib when he should be napping, and so much more!  He wants to walk, but has some work in the stability department before that happens.  He definitely is becoming Mr. Independent and realizes he has a mind of his own.  He gets mad if we take something away from him. 

He is starting to enjoy looking through books and being read to more.  He will wave bye-bye sometimes.  He loves to jabber.  He is so close to getting his two top teeth.  We can see them, just teasing us under the surface.   He has had a big month with his first Christmas, first New Years and second big car trip!

We love Porter so much!!!!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Digital Scrapbooking

I have been wanting to take some digital scrapbooking classes from for a while now.  One of my sister-in-laws bought me a class for Christmas and so I have been going to town on it and actually have done all of the lessons already.  I thought I would share some of the pages I did.  There are many more classes I am hoping to take in the future.  It is a lot of fun.  In fact, I've been neglecting planning preschool lessons because I've used my spare time to digital scrapbook.  (Oops...)  I just picked random pictures that I thought worked well with different things, you'll notice I'm all over the place as far as who and when. Hope you enjoy looking at them as much as I enjoyed putting them together.

Monday, January 3, 2011

New Year

Happy New Year!  We spent the holiday with my parents and both my sisters.  We had a lot of fun.  This year is also the beginning of a new decade.  It's amazing what has happened in the last ten years.  I wonder what will come the next ten.  Lots of adventures I am sure.  2010 had it's ups and downs.  I am so grateful for my beautiful, healthy children and a wonderful husband.  I am so blessed!
 Porter rang in the new year with this cute onesie from his Aunt Kimberly.
 Getting a picture with Chloe and Porter is a must whenever they are together because they are such opposites.  Chloe is 13 months and a teeny tiny girl and Porter is a 9 1/2 month giant!  They are both mellow yet really fun! 
 My parents got Just Dance 2 which is a really fun game!  Grandpa was willing to get jiggy with the three oldest grandkids.
 Jillian's birthday is in a couple of days so we watched her unwrap her gifts from my parents.  My mom made her some cute dress up clothes.  Here is her butterfly outfit.  Super cute!
I think staying up for the New Year festivities and all of the grandchildren wore my mom and little sister out.